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Fire prompts shutdown of full WMATA rail system for inspection
A major electrical cable fire in a tunnel just outside the Washington Metro McPherson Square station early Monday, March 14, 2016 has led to the entire Metrorail system shutting down…
Ontario breaks ground on first Eglinton Crosstown LRT station
Construction has begun on Keelesdale Station, the first of 25 stations to be built for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Ontario, Canada.
Root to manage STV’s rail systems design across U.S. and Canada
STV has promoted Eric Root, P.E., to vice president, where he will be responsible for managing the rail systems design component for the firm's various design-build contracts across the U.S.…
WMATA’s Wiedefeld outlines path to restore public trust
Paul Wiedefeld, Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) general manager/chief executive officer, addressed the National Press Club on Monday in his first public policy address since being appointed last November.
STV promotes Forde to vice president in Baltimore
STV has promoted Norman Forde to vice president, who is now responsible for leading STV's downtown Baltimore, Md., office.
Maryland Transit Administration plans partial summer shutdown for track maintenance
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will shut down Baltimore Metro Subway service from the Milford Mill to Mondawmin stations for 21 days – July 23 to August 12 – for…
Minneapolis Blue Line extension gains municipal consent
The Metro Blue Line Extension LRT Project in Minneapolis, Minn., is one step closer to becoming a reality after gaining approval for municipal consent. Robbinsdale was the fifth and final…
MTA begins procurement process for Second Ave. Subway to East Harlem
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has begun procuring key services necessary for Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway, which will extend the subway project to East Harlem in Manhattan.
Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., enter MOU for WMATA Safety Commission
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser are moving one step forward in the establishment of a new Metro Safety Commission, an independent…
LACMTA taps FTA’s McMillan as CPO
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has selected the current Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Therese McMillan as its new chief planning officer.
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